When installing redhat 6.1 with a german keyboard, then chars as / for
example are not recognized correctly during redhat installation, when using
the text mode (/ on german keybords ha another position than on us
keyboard). So, I have to look where / on US keybords, and then I have to
type the - sign.
Additionally, when choosing special chars for the initial root password
which differ between us and german keyboards, then a later login fails
because of wrong root password. This is based on the same reasons as above.
assign to installer
The loading of keymaps is vastly improved in the latest installer (available in
beta) so this problem should be fixed. Selecting a German kayboard at the
outset of the installer will load load the correct keymap and you will be able
to type as you normally would.